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Copper Mining in Lake Superior. ...

by Thomas Egleston

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  Some big copper mines have devastated the surrounding countryside due to acid mine drainage. Ducktown in Tennessee (see above) is a famous site still recovering from copper mining and smelting in the ss. The Butte copper pit, once the mine closed, became one of the first Superfund sites thanks to a lake that filled the mine pit with a pH of ~ so . Feb. Here's how your ideas could help save Lake Superior's Buffalo Reef GAY — A slow-moving environmental catastrophe unfolding in Lake Superior starts beneath the shadow of an old smokestack. That’s where the Mohawk Mining Co. left a heaping pile of waste when it shuttered its stamp mill 86 years ago in the far western Upper Peninsula.

  The skeletons, buried amid copper artifacts, turned out to be the earliest evidence of an ex­tensive, ancient trading culture based heavily on copper mined on the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale, along the shores of Lake Superior. ) Copper Mining Industry of Lake Superior, First Annual Review: The Mining Jounral Co. Marquette: ) Lake Superior Iron Ores: The Lake Superior Iron Ore Association: ) Great Stories of the Great Lakes: Dwight Boyer: ) Duluth South Shore and Atlantic: Railway and Locomotive Historical Society: ) Copper.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Egleston, Thomas, Copper mining in Lake Superior. [Easton? Pa.]: Printed for the author, Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region by Roy W. Drier; Octave J. Du Temple and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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Copper Mining in Lake Superior. .. by Thomas Egleston Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is the first in a three-part series that will explore the history of Lake Superior and the Boundary waters, the communities affected by two proposed copper mines, the arguments in favor and against the mines, and what the mines might mean for.

Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region: A Collection of Reference Articles [Roy Ward Drier, Octave Joseph Du Temple] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region: A Collection of Reference ArticlesManufacturer: Privately printed.

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Partial serpent artifact made of Lake Superior copper found at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. NPS Photo. 7, years ago The earliest known metalworking in North America begins when Native peoples start mining copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

In Hollowed Ground, author Larry Lankton tells the story of two copper industries on Lake Superior-native copper mining, which produced about 11 billion pounds of the metal from the s until the late s, and copper sulfide mining, which began in the s and produced another billion pounds of copper through the s.

In addition to documenting. The Michigan State Geologist Douglass Houghton (later to become mayor of Detroit) reported on the copper deposits inwhich quickly began a rush of prospectors. Mining took place along a belt that stretched about miles southwest to northeast through Ontonagon, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties.: 16–17 Isle Royale, on the north side of Lake Superior, was extensively.

Rapp and others (Ref.8,53) report that using trace element “fingerprints”, using mostly Lake Superior copper samples, probable geographic/geologic source identification can be done.

The work of Hancock et al. (Ref) showed again that native copper, including Michigan copper, showed lower levels of tin, arsenic, gold, and especially cobalt.

List of Books in the Lake Superior Copper Agate Series: Lake Superior Copper Agates, Introduction to the World’s Most Spectacular Agates – in print; Copper Eye Agates, Images of the Amazing, Beautiful, Complex & Diverse – in print; Copper Agates from a Single Boulder – electronic pdf format only, for research only at this time; Copper Agates from the Wolverine.

It took Bob Barron 10 years, countless permits and a barge to remove a ton copper chunk from the bottom of Lake Superior and move it to its home at the A.E.

Seaman Mineral Museum on the campus of Michigan Technological University. A book, privately published and now out of print, Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region, by Professors O.J.

DuTemple and R.W. Drier, provided a collection of various reference articles. Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. VIRGINIA, MINNESOTA - February 4, (LSN) In northern Minnesota, mining is a way of life and we now have the exciting opportunity to expand this proud tradition with copper nickel mining.

That’s why I, along with so many others in the Northland, are outraged by the recent introduction of job-killing legislation that would reinstate a mineral withdrawal in the Superior.

In Hollowed Ground, author Larry Lankton tells the story of two copper industries on Lake Superior—native copper mining, which produced about 11 billion pounds of the metal from the s until the late s, and copper sulfide mining, which began in the s and produced another billion pounds of copper through the s.

Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes Years Ago. Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park.

Coordinates. The Michigan Smelter was a copper smelter located at Cole's Creek on the Keweenaw Waterway north-west of Houghton, Michigan near the old Atlantic smelter was created in as a joint effort between the Copper Range Company and Stanton group of mines.

An Atlantic dam on the site was reused by the smelter as a water source. Inthe. So the problem of where the copper went remains. Furthermore, the copper was definitely worthy of a transoceanic voyage. The copper around Lake Superior was the best and most important copper found in the world.

In the period of to BC, the copper was exported to the Mexican Toltecs – and perhaps even other civilisations further south. By Lorraine Boissoneault from Great Lakes Now - June 7, This is the first in a three-part series that will explore the history of Lake Superior and the Boundary waters, the communities affected by two proposed copper mines, the arguments in favor and against the mines, and what the mines might mean for the future of the Great Lakes.

In his text entitled Ancient Copper Mines of Lake Superior, John Jacob Houghton relates, beginning on page On the south shore of Lake Superior the works of the ancient miners extend over a district of country comprising what is known as the Trap Range, having a length of one hundred and fifty miles through Keweenaw, Houghton and Ontonagon.

Superior Lake says most of the ore for a reopened mill will come from the Pick Lake deposit. Together, the two deposits have an indicated resource of million tonnes grading % zinc, %. WELCOME TO FRIENDLY!!. What are you looking for Book "Ancient Mining On The Shores Of Lake Superior"?Click "Read Now PDF" / "Download", Get it for FREE, Register % Easily.

You can read all your books for as long as a month for FREE and will get the latest Books. Contact Info; Copper World Fifth Street Calumet, Michigan () ; [email protected] of copper-nickel mining are urging Minnesota regulators to change the state's copper-nickel mining rules to ban that type of mining within the same watershed as the Boundary Waters Canoe.In Hollowed Ground, author Larry Lankton tells the story of two copper industries on Lake Superior-native copper mining, which produced about 11 billion pounds of the metal from the s until the late s, and copper sulfide mining, which began in the s and produced another billion pounds of copper through the s/5.